3 trades that would make Browns contenders for the No. 1 seed in 2024

The Cleveland Browns could contend for the No. 1 seed in the AFC if they pulled off these 3 moves

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1. Browns trade for Hasson Reddick

There are conflicting reports on the availability of Haason Reddick. The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly permitted their star pass rusher to seek a trade partner with a looming contract extension. Reddick, however, said he never asked to be traded but understands how business works in the NFL.

By now, he should understand how it goes.

The 29-year-old could be headed to his fourth team if traded. Originally a first-round pick for the Arizona Cardinals out of Temple, Reddick spent four seasons in the desert before heading to Carolina in 2021. He played for the Panthers on a one-year deal signed in free agency and recorded 11 sacks before hitting the open market once again.

He then signed with his local team, agreeing to a three-year deal worth $45 million. Reddick has been everything the Eagles expected with 26 sacks over the past two years. Even so, they're hesitant to add more time — and money — to his current deal.

This could open the door for the Browns who are again in need of a pass rusher across from Myles Garrett. Za’Darius Smith held down the job in 2023 but isn't a lock to return as he hits free agency. Adding Reddick would offer more explosion on the edge and could help Cleveland’s defense take its next step.

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